Disability Employment Related Websites and Resources
There are numerous Federally-supported websites that provide detailed tools and resources to job seekers with disabilities and employers related to recruiting, hiring, retaining and accommodating these qualified employees. These represent Federal agencies and technical assistance centers that have developed and created user-friendly videos, toolkits, guides and other information to assist the job seeker or employer.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
Through its ten regional centers, the ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our services are tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor's (DOL) FY 2001 appropriation and is a sub-cabinet level policy agency within DOL. ODEP funds a number of technical assistance centers that support the employment of adults and youth with disabilities as well as policy initiatives that further economic and social integration of these individuals.
Established by the Department of Defense (DoD) in 1990, the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) is a centrally funded program that provides assistive technology (AT) and reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities and wounded Service members. Although CAP provides direct support to federal staff it has numerous training videos and resources that are relevant to any employer or individual seeking accommodation for the diverse workplace needs and disability requirements.
The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations focusing on promoting innovation in policy, employment and economic advancement for all people with disabilities. The LEAD Center provides policy research and recommendations, training and technical assistance to help break down silos in existing systems in the public and private sector.
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace. Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT works to help employers, IT companies, and others to understand why it pays to build and buy accessible technology, and how to do so.
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity. EARN educates public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures and assists employers through online support and a range of education and outreach activities.